Pings and shortages stunt commercial vehicle production


 

The ‘pingdemic’ and a global semiconductor shortage are both standing in the way of a recovery in UK commercial vehicle production, with figures showing a 21% reduction on the pre-pandemic average. The SMMT said 5,808 units rolled off the lines in June, an increase of 39.6% compared to the same month in 2020. However, overall production for the first six months of 2021 was hampered by the UK-wide lockdown between January and March and then ongoing shortages in the supply […]